ANN ARBOR, Mich.
(AP) - Lake Michigan's ice cover has set a record.
government's Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory in Ann Arbor
reports that ice spread across 93.29 percent of the lake's surface area on
Saturday. That eclipsed the previous high of 93.1 percent in 1977.
record was broken just before moderating temperatures began shrinking Great
Lakes ice. At one point last week, the ice cover reached 92.2 percent for
the entire five-lake system, second only to the 94.7 percent high reached in
February 1979. On Monday night, it had dropped to 83.9 percent. Lake
Michigan fell to 77.1 percent Monday.